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Program Specialist IV (Entry)

Austin, TX 78756

Employment Type: Temp Job Category: Professional Job Number: 8615

Job Description

Provides technical support to COVID-19 Continuous Quality Improvement team for providers registering through the DSHS Immunization Portal. Resolves discrepancies by contacting authorized users for information and provides education/training as necessary. Resolves duplicate records in the Immunization Portal and IIS. Assists with contract management and maintains provider information necessary for identifying, contacting, and linking providers to data. Communicates regularly by phone, fax, email, or in writing with authorized users of IIS from both public and private sectors. Supports users in ensuring data are entered into IIS effectively. Provide updates to IIS external stakeholders and other entities as needed. Maintains security and confidentiality of data at all times. Work with vendor and internal staff to review functional specifications and provide testing and documentation of changes and improvements. Process requests or resolve issues from customers (internal and external), providers, community organizations, and other stakeholders. Provide technical assistance to users. Train external users on data quality and systems reporting issues. The Program Specialist IV works under minimal supervision from the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Team Manager, within the Immunization Information System (IIS) Unit. The Program Specialist IV is responsible for data quality accuracy and completeness of the immunization data submitted by mail, email or fax and through online reporting. Assists in user interface data quality improvements and user acceptance testing. Reviews and approves IIS enrollment and re-enrollments, including assisting the provider in enrollment completion, as well as providing Syntropi, ImmTrac2 and VAOS support for TVFC /ASN and Pandemic enrollees. Troubleshoots issues with forms, customer entry, completeness and accuracy, assisting with data correction and overall data management as outlined in the CDC IIS Data Quality Improvement Blueprint. Receives, reviews and processes immunization record requests and consents from providers and the public. Assists in developing training and communications to train current and new IIS users and partners. Also responsible for providing outreach to providers and patients. Assists in the education of ImmTrac2 external and internal customer support/help desk staff. Manages provider contacts for all IIS end users, stakeholders and partner organizations. Assists in documenting and assigning identifiers for individuals, provider sites, schools, vendors, or other partners submitting or querying IIS.

Knowledge of public health program practices, principles, and techniques. Knowledge of immunization and immunization registry practices, principles, and benefits.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of relational database records management and data quality assurance techniques, tools, and methodologies.
Knowledge of basic English and grammar. Skill in developing and/or communicating policies and procedures. Skill in proofreading, editing, and checking work for accuracy.
Skill in using relevant computer software (Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
Skill in working with public health records and databases. Skill in effective listening.
Ability to maintain complex and confidential data files and records and resolve problems.
Ability to perform database SQL queries and analyze data. Ability to understand and follow instructions.
Ability to organize, coordinate, and perform multiple ongoing works assignments.
Ability to effectively work both independently and with others; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, the public, and health care professionals.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both written and verbally, and to address audiences effectively.
Ability to train other staff and provide technical assistance.

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